Monday, September 13, 2010

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon

I believe in karma.

I believe that if I do something to someone, eventually the karma wheel will swing around and smack me upside the head.

I believe this with all my heart -- especially since I have seen it in action time and time again.

That karma wheel. It's the real-deal equalizer, at least in my experience.

Which is why I was a little surprised at myself when I despaired at being able to help the Roo-girl extricate herself from her mean-girl situation.

The usual excitement at the start of a fresh school year had been replaced by panic when she discovered that she and Ms. Mean Girl shared a math class in addition to cheer. We tried to move her schedule around to make it go away, but we were unable to find a solution.

Instead, Roo went to school with her head held high, determined to make it work somehow. She seemed to have the math class situation under control, but cheer? That was another story.

The situation was uncomfortable and showed no signs of solutionalizing itself. (And yes, that is TOO a word!)

Until the first official football game on Friday.

The coach and the adviser caught up with me as I raised my camera to start my job again as official team photographer. "Did you hear?" they asked me.

"Hear what?" I asked.

"Ms. Mean Girl quit the team," I was told.


It's true. For whatever her reasons, the mean girl has turned in her uniform and removed herself from the squad, leaving Roo breathless with relief.

"Now it's my team, my friends, MY safe haven," she crowed after the game when we talked about it.

And the karma wheel swings around once again.

 Crossposted at Mid-Century Modern Moms


Suzanne said...

And she is once again, all smiles at the Friday night game.

I'm glad things have resolved for Roo girl.

LceeL said...

Go Roo!!! But curious minds want to know .... why.

Roger said...

Yay for Roo!! And mama bear as well. :-)

Indigo said...

Karma gives a roundhouse once again. Like Lou I wonder why she quit after all the drama. I'm relieved for Roo, but curious. (Hugs)Indigo

the planet of janet said...

she didn't have all her "skills" and was going to have to sit out game 1.

she opted to take her bat and ball and go home instead of working on said skills.


Tara R. said...

Kinda makes you go hmmmm... but glad for Roo. Hope this is a great season for her. I'm looking forward to more of your pix of the squad's high flying.

Molly said...

I am glad this worked out. Life can be very hard for teens.

songbird's crazy world said...

interesting. glad it worked out.

MJ said...

I'm totally stoked that she quit! So happy for Roo and the rest of the girls because Ms. Mean Girl is BAD juju.


Joanna said...

Sa-weet! Now if karma would kersmack meanie pants with public humiliation all will be right in Rooville. Cuz I think meanie pants got off a little too easy. But that's just me.

Kila said...

That is something to cheer about!

I, too, believe in karma. :)

Sarah said...

What a relief for RG!!! So happy for her!! And for you and your relief!!!

Rachael said...

What a relief! Roo looks great, btw.

Simply Jenn said...

Yep, sometimes karma does come back for the good. And, fyi- a side view of one of the girls on Macie's squad last night looked exacly like Roogirl! I am not even kidding. I started to turn around to look for you, then realized we didn't even live in the same state. Plus this girl has brown hair and brown eyes, but the profile is dead on!

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